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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleAutomatic Synthesis of the Hardware/Software Interface in Multiprocessor Architectures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsRegazzoni, F., A C. Nacul, and M. Lajolo
Conference NameFDL'05 - Forum on Specification and Design Languages
Date PublishedSeptember 27-30
Conference LocationLausanne, Switzerland
KeywordsHW/SW co-design, system-on-chip (SoC)

Although Moore's Law, in principle, enables a huge number of components to be integrated into a single chip, design methods that will allow system architects to put the components together to achieve cost, power and time-to-market targets are severely lacking. System-level design and optimization techniques can significantly reduce the design gap by providing solutions that achieve correct-by-construction rather than the correct-by-iteration approach. This paper presents a programmatic interface generation tool for automating the generation of the hardware/software interfaces in the context of multiprocessor Systems-On-Chips. The solutions that we present are of crucial importance in a platform based design environment for building a flexible system with reusable IPs and CPU cores.